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Fast start fuels Royals
Royals 8, Mariners 3
Tony Pena throws to complete a double play on Saturday night. (John Froschauer/AP)
The Royals opened the game with five straight hits, and they went on to score six runs in the first inning en route to a victory over the Mariners. Ross Gload and Tony Pena each had two RBIs, while Mark Grudzielanek added three hits. Gil Meche gave up three unearned runs over six innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 28, 2007
KC
Kansas City (8-16)
Won 1
Kansas City 8, Seattle 3   SEA
Seattle (9-10)
Lost 1
April 28, 2007
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Kansas City
6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   8 12 2
Seattle
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 13 0
Standings thru 4/28/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Mariners Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF6110003.320
Grudzielanek, 2B6131002.282
Teahen, RF4111102.263
Sweeney, DH4220001.273
Gload, 1B5112003.250
Brown, LF3011201.197
Gordon, 3B2110212.162
Buck, C2111102.356
Pena, SS5012015.207
Totals3781286221 

BATTING
2B: Gload (2, Weaver), Grudzielanek (7, White).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek 4; Teahen; Sweeney 2; Gload 2; Brown; Gordon; Buck; Pena.
RBI: Teahen (9), Gload 2 (13), Brown (5), Pena 2 (6), Grudzielanek (12), Buck (7).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Gordon; Teahen; Pena 2; Buck.
SF: Buck.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teahen (2, 3rd base off White/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Grudzielanek (1, fielding), Pena (6, throw).
DP: 2 (Pena-Gload, Gordon-Gload).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5012002.308
Beltre, 3B5000034.231
Vidro, DH5030001.333
Ibanez, LF5030012.263
Sexson, 1B5000015.136
Guillen, RF3120102.254
Johjima, C3000103.327
Betancourt, SS4220003.238
Lopez, 2B4020000.323
Totals3931322522 

BATTING
2B: Lopez (1, Meche).
TB: Suzuki; Vidro 3; Ibanez 3; Guillen 2; Betancourt 2; Lopez 3.
RBI: Suzuki 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Suzuki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre 2; Betancourt 2; Vidro; Sexson.
GIDP: Guillen; Johjima.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ibanez (Sweeney at 1st base).
DP: (Ibanez-Lopez-Sexson).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 2-1)6.010302502.18
Duckworth (S, 1)3.03000001.56
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 0-4)0.176610018.26
White 3.22224206.00
O'Flaherty 2.02000000.00
Mateo 2.01001004.50
Sherrill 1.00000000.00

HBP: Sweeney (by White), Buck (by White), Gordon (by O'Flaherty).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 110-72, Duckworth 37-20, Weaver 29-17, White 73-37, O'Flaherty 36-23, Mateo 43-32, Sherrill 8-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 8-5, Duckworth 5-4, Weaver 1-0, White 2-7, O'Flaherty 5-1, Mateo 4-2, Sherrill 2-1.
Batters faced: Meche 30, Duckworth 11, Weaver 9, White 18, O'Flaherty 9, Mateo 8, Sherrill 3.
Inherited runners-scored: White 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 32,461.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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